It seems fitting that we’re talking about hearing loss and the Super Bowl in this article. On December 2, 2013 at CenturyLink Field, Seahawks fans set a Guinness world record for crowd noise at 137.6 decibels.
Exposure to loud noises is one reason why Connect Hearing encourages football fans of all ages to come in for a free hearing test.
Deafening crowd noise is part of the game – especially during the Super Bowl – and nothing is going to change that. But there are things you can do to protect your hearing.
- Take earplugs to the stadium or arena.
- Make sure your children have hearing protection. One in five teenagers has some degree of hearing loss, the Hearing Foundation of Canada says.
- Keep the volume on the radio and television at safe level.
- Rest your ears after the game
Let’s spike the ball for hearing safety and make this Super Bowl the safest one ever!